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January will be Drive it to Warm it Month and we are interested in drawing on the wisdom of regular Manitobans to help us spread the word. Our goal is to let Manitoba’s drivers know that all that “warm-up” idling is just a waste of gas (money!) and time and that the best way to warm their vehicles, even in our cold winter climate is to drive it!

Do you have any winter-idling horror stories? A neighbour who runs their vehicle for 15 minutes every morning…even when its only -2°c outside? Good intentioned parents idling away outside the school across your street as they wait to pick up their children?  We want to hear about them! Stories submitted will enter you to win an ecoDriver prize in January!

Submit stories to info@ecodrivermanitoba.ca

-No names, addresses won’t be included in the stories.

-Your first name and contact information is required if you want to be entered into the prize draw.


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Students at Emerson Elementary Schopl signed their Idle-Free banner

Well..its on its way anyway. Melissa was fortunate enough to be able to drive out to Emerson yesterday (at 100km/h, obviously)  to visit with the friendly students and Staff of Emerson Elementary School. Their principal, Colin Toms is acting as a leader to spread the anti-idling message, as well as the signs around the community. Melissa was also asked to take 10 minutes to speak with the town council, which is responsible for giving permission for any signs put up around the community. They were also warm and welcoming and seemed quite open to the idea. Their primary concern was with enforcing the anti-idling message. While this is a legitimate concern, we want everyone to know that these signs simply act as a reminder to drivers that idling is harmful, and asks them to turn off.

Thank you Emerson for the invitation and the hospitality!

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